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The world isolates. A New Zealand band plays to 50,000 fans

APTOPIX New Zealand Six60 Concert
Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-25 15:09:41-04

AUCKLAND, New Zealand-- While much of the world remains hunkered down, the band Six60 has been playing to huge crowds in New Zealand, where social distancing isn’t required after the nation stamped out the coronavirus.

The band’s tour finale on Saturday night was billed as the largest concert in the world since the pandemic began.

APTOPIX New Zealand Six60 Concert
Fans cheers as New Zealand band Six60 perform at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, April 24, 2021. Six60 is being billed as the biggest live act in the world since the coronavirus pandemic struck after New Zealand stamped out the spread of the virus, allowing life to return to normal. On Saturday, the band played a remarkable finale to their latest tour, performing in front of 50,000 people at the first-ever concert at Auckland's Eden Park. (AP Photo/David Rowland)

Equally momentous for a band which met while playing rugby at university was getting to play the first concert ever held at the storied rugby stadium.

Finding themselves at the apex of world music comes as a twist for Six60.

The band has enjoyed unparalleled success in New Zealand but forays abroad have ended without the breakthroughs they sought.

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